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  • Not your average rocket launch; 45th SW supports Pegasus ICON

    The 45th Space Wing supported the Pegasus ICON rocket launch on Nov. 7, 2018 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Skid Strip. Skid Strip? That’s quite different than a standard launch from the Cape – don’t rockets launch from pads? The skid strip, a smaller flight line on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, served as the acting “launch pad” for an
  • 45th Space Wing carries out successful launch while Irma looms off coast

    Less than one year after Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, took a hit from Hurricane Matthew, the Sharks once again found themselves in a similar situation with one major twist.  This time as Hurricane Irma barred down on the Florida coast Sept. 7, the 45th Space Wing had a launch to perform. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle was due for its first
  • 45th Space Wing launched 5th Orbital Test Vehicle Mission

    The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle at 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, 2017, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. At approximately eight minutes after the launch, SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 first-stage booster at Landing Zone 1 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.    The Falcon 9 rocket carried
  • 45th SW supports successful SBIRS GEO Flight 3 launch

    The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the third Space Based Infrared Systems Geosynchronous Earth Orbit spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 here Jan. 20 at 7:42 p.m. ET.
  • Epic Airmen

    This video highlights the Epic Airmen of the 45th Space Wing and their commitment to our mission of delivering assured space launch, range and combat capabilities for the nation.
  • 45th SW supports successful Atlas V EchoStar XIX launch

    The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the EchoStar XIX spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 here Dec. 18 at 2:13 p.m. ET.
  • 45th SW supports successful Pegasus CYGNSS launch

    The 45th Space Wing supported Orbital ATK’s successful Pegasus XL rocket launch carrying NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System Dec. 15 at 8:37 a.m. from Orbital’s “Stargazer” L-1011 carrier aircraft which took off from the Skid Strip here. Once the L-1011 carrier aircraft reached launch altitude, the Pegasus rocket launched over the
  • 45th SW supports successful Delta IV WGS-8 launch

    The 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-8 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 here December 7 at 6:53 p.m. ET.
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